[SECC] Announcement: SSB Sprint This Saturday Night (Sunday 0000-0400Z)
k4bai at att.net
Thu Jan 29 23:21:47 EST 2015
Dear Fellow Contester:
Since you enjoy participating in shorter domestic SSB contests, we want
to be sure that you are aware of an exciting four hour event of this
type coming up*this Saturday, January 31st -- the North American SSB
Sprint!* The NA SSB Sprint takes place on 20m, 40m and 80m this
*Here are some of the highlights and features of this event*
* A group of dedicated contesters are now guiding the SSB Sprint
Contest and have made several big changes to improve participation.
For example, per request, the DC and KH6 have been added as
multipliers, plus the MAR and NWT VE multipliers has been broken
down further. Also, an amazing new awards program has been created
(more on that below). Planned activity is expected to be at least
THREE TIMES higher than other recent SSB Sprints!
* The contest is only 4 hours long. No need to worry about extended
time in the chair. Ideal for folks who have families or obligations,
but still would like to fully participate in an amateur radio contest.
* Categories for QRP, Low Power (100w) and High Power, with separate
awards for each.
* You enter as an individual, but you can also register a team of 5
individuals. See http://ssbsprint.com/team-registration/
* It has a unique QSY rule: Unlike most contests, the SSB Sprint has a
QSY rule that prevents contestants from CQing on the same frequency
over and over. In the SSB Sprint, if you call CQ and then work a
station, you must QSY at least 5kHz before you can call CQ again or
at least 1kHz before answering someone else's CQ. Most competitors
find Searching and Pouncing (S&P) for new QSOs to be more rewarding,
than it is to call CQ. Some helpful Tips & Tricks here:
*New! Awards for many levels of achievement!*
See http://ssbsprint.com/awards/ for a full list of the awards
available. Here are the highlights:
* Every log submitted is eligible for a random drawing for door prizes.
* T-shirt for anyone working all 50 States. WAS in 4 hours -- can you
* Plaques for the High Power, Low Power and QRP top entries.
* Certificates to the Top 10 in each power category.
* Certificates to the top entry in each State/Province/NA DX.
* Certificates to the members of the Top Team.
* Achievement Certificates for various levels of scores, starting at
1200 points (about 40 QSOs and 30 mults).
*Need more information?*
Our website at http://www.ssbsprint.com has the Contest Rules, a
Multiplier Checklist, Logging Software info, Operating Tips & Tricks,
Planned Activity (list of ops planning on operating), Suggested
Frequencies, and a Contact Us form if you have any questions. Speaking
of logging software... if your software does not yet support and score
all the new multipliers, don't worry -- just make a note of it and then
after the contest, you can manually edit the Cabrillo log to show the
right mult/abbreviation. Our log checking software will also be looking
for and correcting these issues as well.
P.S. If you decide to be a part of the fun, you can include yourself
under the “Planned Activity” tab by filling out the form at
http://ssbsprint.com/planned-activity/my-planned-activity/ -- This helps
the NA SSB Sprint contest committee to make sure there will be ample
activity from all states and provinces/territories.
73 and CU in the Sprint this Saturday!
/*NA SSB Sprint Committee*/
Chris Tate, N6WM
Bill Kollenbaum, K4XS
Dan Eskenazi, K7SS
Paul Gentry, K9PG
Scott Neader, KA9FOX
Bob Hayes, KW8N
Jay Camac, N4OX
Eric Silverthorn, NM5M
MIke Wetzel, W9RE
Todd Dravland, WDØT
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